Northern Capitals


  • 10 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

Tour : ZTUK

£49pp deposit

From

£1,780 pp

Tour only

Based on 24th Aug 2019

From

£2,003 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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From the vibrant cities to the gorgeous scenery, this tour visits Northern Europe’s fascinating capitals with two-night stays in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki. In each city, you’ll experience guided sightseeing of the must-see sights, including Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and the Royal Reception Rooms at Christiansborg Palace, used by the Queen for official occasions; Oslo's City Hall, decorated with great Norwegian art from 1900 to 1950, and Frogner Park, where Gustav Vigeland created over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite statues; Stockholm's City Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year; Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and the famous open-air market.

A tour highlight is an overnight Baltic Sea cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. You'll stay in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, and you'll enjoy a special Smörgåsbord dinner on board. This is just one of the out-of-the-ordinary experiences Globus includes to make your vacation unique. Another special treat is a Swedish food experience, where you can sample local specialities at some of the stalls in Gothenburg's indoor food market.

On this Northern Europe tour, you’ll also experience some of Northern Europe’s beautiful scenery. From Gothenburg to Norway, travel along the Skagerrak coastline with its many islands, granite rocks, and charming little fishing villages. Oslo is situated by a fjord and is surrounded by hills and forests. Take a ferry from Elsinore, Denmark to Helsingborg, Sweden, with great views of Hamlet's Kronborg Castle. Drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape, including Sweden's largest lake, Vänern.

Stunning scenery, tasty local cuisine, a Baltic Sea cruise, and fascinating sightseeing… all of this and more await you on this fantastic tour through Northern Europe's capitals.

Highlights

Copenhagen Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid; Tivoli Gardens (mid-April to mid-Sept.)

Elsinore Ferry crossing with a view of Hamlet’s castle

Gothenburg Orientation, visit the indoor food market and taste local snacks

Oslo Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall

Stockholm Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit City Hall

Stockholm - Helsinki Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, including a special Smörgåsbord dinner

Helsinki Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Copenhagen, Denmark

Day
1

Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Copenhagen

Day
2

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant ROYAL RECEPTION ROOMS. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace with its lovely flower gardens, and of the wistful LITTLE MERMAID. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS (mid-April to mid-Sept.), the city’s colourful amusement park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Copenhagen – Gothenburg, Sweden – Oslo, Norway

Day
3

From Elsinore beneath Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle, board your FERRY for Helsingborg. Then, drive to Gothenburg, Sweden’s thriving second largest city and admire its beautiful parks, botanical gardens, and well-kept canals during your orientation tour. The highlight is a visit to Gothenburg’s famous indoor FOOD MARKET to taste local snacks at some of the stalls. In the afternoon, continue along the Skagerrak coastline to Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Oslo

Day
4

Today gives you a proper introduction to Oslo, the country’s hub of trade and industry. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, considered the home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Interesting optional excursions are available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Oslo – Karlstad, Sweden – Stockholm

Day
5

Trace the King’s Road, an ancient trade link between the northern capitals connecting Oslo, Stockholm, Turku, Helsinki, and St. Petersburg. Cross the Swedish border to scenic Värmland, beautifully described in Selma Lagerlöf’s Gösta Berlings Saga, on the way to Karlstad on Lake Vänern. Pass the ancient garrison town of Örebro and modern Eskilstuna, known for its stainless steel, and proceed to Stockholm.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Stockholm

Day
6

Stockholm is settled on 14 islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Royal Palace; Riddarholm Church, a walk through the OLD TOWN, and the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Later, choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Stockholm – Overnight Cruise to Helsinki, Finland

Day
7

Morning at leisure. Why not join an excursion to Uppsala? Later, board your ship for the overnight BALTIC SEA CRUISE to Finland, and enjoy a traditional Smörgåsbord dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Helsinki

Day
8

Guided sightseeing of Helsinki features the City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, and the SIBELIUS MONUMENT. Time to browse for souvenirs in Helsinki’s local arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Helsinki

Day
9

A full day at leisure offers the opportunity to join an exciting optional excursion to Tallinn, capital of Estonia, known as one of the “Pearls of the Baltic” countries. Tonight, dinner has been prepared at the hotel to celebrate the success of your tour of the Northern Capitals.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Helsinki

Day
10

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Post tour

+4 days St. Petersburg extension

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Helsinki - St. Petersburg, Russia

Day
1

A pleasant drive to St. Petersburg, where you will visit magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL with a Local Guide. This evening, get a real taste of traditional Russian delicacies and enjoy dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

St. Petersburg

Day
2

Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St. Petersburg

Day
3

Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). The remainder of the day is at leisure; optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St. Petersburg

Day
4

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
+7 days St. Petersburg & Moscow extension

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Helsinki - St. Petersburg, Russia

Day
1

A pleasant drive to St. Petersburg, where you will visit magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL with a Local Guide. This evening, get a real taste of traditional Russian delicacies and enjoy dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

St. Petersburg

Day
2

Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St. Petersburg

Day
3

Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). The remainder of the day is at leisure; optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St. Petersburg – Moscow

Day
4

Board the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the impressive Moscow Underground.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Moscow

Day
5

Guided sightseeing features visits to RED SQUARE and the KREMLIN, a city-within-a-city, where you can admire the medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces. Also, visit the ARMORY MUSEUM and see the Bolshoi Theatre.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Moscow

Day
6

Another day full of highlights: visit the CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR, the largest Orthodox Christian church in the world, as well as the NOVODEVICHY (New Maiden) CONVENT and its CEMETERY, with the tombs of famous Russian authors, musicians, and political leaders. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with Russian champagne and local specialities as a proper dasvidaniya to Russia.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Moscow

Day
7

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,780 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

From

£2,003 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes

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